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Creflo Dollar: The Source of the Anointing

The Source of the Anointing - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesAuthor: Creflo Dollar

The “anointing” is the burden-removing, yoke-destroying power of God, and it is every Christian’s weapon against the devil and his works. When the anointing is on your life, your enemies are placed under your feet (Psalm 66:3; Psalm 110:1-7). To walk in this awesome power of God, love must be your foundation.

Many Believers want the power of God operating in their lives, but they aren’t willing to develop the character that is necessary to sustain that power. God’s character is love. Without love, the power of God won’t be there. The love of God is the source of His anointing.

Although Christians have mastered numerous biblical practices and principles, many have failed to realize that the love of God is the foundation of them all. Everything in the kingdom of God has its origin in the love laws. In Matthew 22:34-40, Jesus discusses these laws of love:

But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

These people had a religious understanding of God and they operated by the law, but they didn’t have a revelation of His love. Jesus set the record straight when He informed them that love is the basis for all the law and everything the prophets said. That’s why walking in love is the most important thing you can do.

Jesus’ compassion for people released the power of God to flow through Him to minister to their needs. Matthew 9:36 (AMP) says, “When He saw the throngs, He was moved with pity and sympathy for them, because they were bewildered (harassed and distressed and dejected and helpless), like sheep without a shepherd.” You, the Believer, have the same love of God inside you that Jesus had. When you receive Him as your Lord and Savior, your heart is infused with it (Romans 5:5).

The anointing is a divine enabling; it is God’s ability on your ability, enabling you to do what you couldn’t do on your own. In other words, we can be like God in spirit and power. This enabling power is an outflow of the Holy Spirit through human vessels. It is the anointing on your life that is responsible for your fulfillment, accomplishment and productivity. When you find yourself accomplishing things that you never dreamed you could accomplish, you will realize that God’s power is working through you!

In order to experience this kind of power, you must cultivate the love of God in your life. Galatians 5:22-24 lists the components of love that you must develop in order to truly walk in the spirit. Loving others isn’t an option; it is a commandment. Having the power of God in your life depends on your willingness to live a life of love. Make the decision today to tap into your Power Source!

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Creflo Dollar: Eating to Live

Eating to Live - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesAuthor: Creflo Dollar

When people hear the word “lust,” they often automatically think of sexual sin. Lust, however, actually encompasses much more than sexual perversion. It includes any area of your life that is controlled by a desire that you can’t seem to quench. Eating is definitely an area where people allow their appetites to control them. This lack of control is especially evident in the United States. Obesity, high blood pressure and other serious health challenges are rampant among many men and women because they don’t have any control where their eating is concerned. Eating without restraint is just as bad as indulging in sexual sin. God looks at both as dangerous forms of abusing your body, which is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

When you don’t understand the purpose for something, abuse is inevitable. For example, if you were to attempt to use a car like you would a boat, your car would become ruined. That’s because the manufacturer didn’t create it to be used in water. In essence, you are abusing your car. The same is true for your body. While God created food for nourishment and eating to be a pleasurable experience, it was not meant to be abused. Overeating and refusing to use restraint in the type and quantity of foods you eat is gluttony, and it is sin (Proverbs 23:21).

First Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Whether you are talking about sex or food, when you sin against your body in any way, you are abusing your temple.

Lacking restraint in eating is an easy area in which to become neglectful. People use food to deal with all kinds of issues, including depression and emotional despair. Besides emotional eating, some people simply overeat because they have made a habit of it. Their flesh is trained to eat more than they need to sustain them, rather than eating just what their bodies need for nourishment.

The key to overcoming gluttony is to renew your mind with the understanding that God desires for you to have complete mastery over your appetite for food. The Apostle Paul got hold of what was necessary to get the upper hand over his body when he said:

And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway” (1 Corinthians 9:25-27).

You simply have to discipline yourself in this area. First, you’ll have to renew your mind (Romans 12:1-2) by looking at food differently. Rather than eating because you’re bored or depressed or as something you mindlessly do while watching TV, begin to look at your body as a machine that needs the proper fuel to function properly.

Think of eating like filling your car’s gas tank. Naturally, the best type of gas is “premium.” It keeps your vehicle running in optimum condition and is best for your engine. In addition, you may have seen the signs that say, “Don’t Top Off.” To fill your gas tank beyond the limit is asking for trouble. You should fill it up with the best fuel and then stop when the tank is full. This is the same way you should look at eating. Consume the highest quality of foods to maintain your health, and eat what you need to keep your body running, without overdoing it.

If you want to control your flesh rather than allowing it to control you, you will need to make a quality decision. You’ll have to set your mind on restraining your appetite for food. In addition, you’ll need to come up with an eating plan to establish personal guidelines and boundaries as well as incorporate moderate exercise into your lifestyle. By adopting a healthy lifestyle, you’ll start to view food differently, and you’ll begin to eat to live, rather than living to eat.

Proverbs 25:28 (The Amplified Bible) says, “He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls.” When you can’t control your will where your appetite is concerned, your body will eventually break down. Get control over your appetite by renewing your mind and exercising self-control and restraint. Though it may be hard at first, your body will thank you for it later!

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Creflo Dollar: Faith That Brings Manifestation

Faith That Brings Manifestation - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesAuthor: Creflo Dollar

Years ago, Tina Turner recorded a song titled What’s Love Got to Do With It? In it, she refers to love as a “secondhand emotion.” The song became one of her biggest hits. Unfortunately, the song’s message can cause people to believe that love is powerless and should not be the basis for building and maintaining strong relationships. Nothing could be further from the truth. Love is the most powerful force in the universe. Why do I say that? Because God is love, and His love is preeminent.

The word preeminent means, “having paramount rank, dignity or importance.” Anything that is preeminent has undoubted superiority, which makes it superior to any other force in the universe. Ultimately, everyone must give an account to the superior force of love.

God wants us to live a life of love—His agapé love. Agapé love is supernatural, unconditional, limitless, one-sided and doesn’t require love in return. It seeks the advantage, pleasure and well-being of others and doesn’t regard itself. However, most people love others according to human emotional love, which is selfish. This type of love only loves the lovely, has limits and is based on conditions.

For Believers, there is nothing more important than learning to love others. Nothing in your life—finances, family, healing and so on—will reach its fullest potential until you perfect your love walk. For instance, many Christians are quick to step out in faith only to become disappointed and frustrated when their prayers are not answered or they fail to receive breakthrough after applying the principles they’ve learned. I am not ashamed to admit that I used to experience those same frustrations. Finally, I decided to search the Scriptures for answers and made an awesome discovery: faith works by love (Galatians 5:5-6)!

It doesn’t matter how many scriptures you stand on, how hard you pray or how much seed you sow; your heart’s desires will not manifest if you have not first cultivated the fruit of love. Simply put, the love of God is the preeminent force and supersedes every faith principle, confession and good work you do.

John 14:21 says, “He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” If you really love God, then you will obey His commandment to walk in love (John 15:12). Fortunately, God does not give commands that we are unable to carry out. The moment people become born again the Holy Spirit takes up residence in them and fills them with God’s love and ability. Where there is love, there is faith. And faith leads to manifestation!

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Creflo Dollar: Conquering Lack

Conquering Lack - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesAuthor: Creflo Dollar

Did you know that you have the ability to overcome every negative situation that you face? Battles are a part of life, and you must be equipped by God with might in order to win them. The act of winning the battle is called conquest. It is the act of conquering, and is yours by faith. As a Believer, you have been made a conqueror through Jesus, and you can trust that He will enable you to get the victory.

The Word of God declares that you are more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ (Romans 8:37). Being more than a conqueror means that the victory God wants to give you will far exceed your expectations. The challenge that most Christians have is resisting the temptation to try and do things in their own abilities. They forget that it is through Him that they are able to conquer debt, lack and financial hardship.

One of the many challenging battles that people face is in the area of their finances. When the bills are piling up and creditors are calling your house nonstop, it can be difficult to feel as if you have the power to overcome lack. However, how you feel has nothing to do with what God can do. By tapping into His supernatural power, you can be victorious over what appears to be a lack of financial provision.

Though your situation may seem impossible, you have the assurance of knowing that nothing is too hard for God. When you realize that you have the ability to consistently win battles, you won’t tolerate living from paycheck to paycheck and going in debt to have your needs met. Take authority over lack in the name of Jesus and ask God to give you wisdom and strategies to use.

I really enjoy communicating to people the practical side of God’s Word. Many times, particularly where finances are concerned, Christians are quick to work on the spiritual aspects of their breakthroughs such as prayer, making faith confessions from the Word and giving tithes and offerings, but they fail to do the natural part. Doing one without the other won’t get you anywhere.

In looking at your financial profile, it is important to determine where you need to make adjustments in your financial decisions. When you are responsible with what God has already given you, He will empower you to have more. For example, spending beyond your means is not going to help you overcome debt and lack but will only lead you further into a financial hole. Using credit cards all the time and buying things that you know you can’t afford are all factors in the poverty equation. If you continue being irresponsible with your money, you will continue to lack the finances you need to bless others and take care of yourself. However, by doing your part in the natural, along with the spiritual aspect from the Word, you will never run out. In fact, God will increase you at every turn.

Conquerors are made by God. When His supernatural ability gets on you, you can conquer anything. First Samuel 16:13 says, “Then Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him [David] in the midst of his brethren: and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward…” Just as David was, you are anointed to be victorious over lack. Don’t let the devil bog you down with what looks like an impossible situation. Receive the ability to overcome. God will bring you out every time.

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Creflo Dollar: Claim What’s Yours

Claim What's Yours - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesAuthor: Creflo Dollar

Prayer is the ability to communicate on a personal level with your heavenly Father. Unfortunately, people have allowed traditional teaching on the subject to rob them of the blessings produced by praying according to God’s Word. There are those who believe that God hears and answers any kind of prayer. I have even heard people say that they can simply speak to God as though they are talking to a friend or relative. While you can talk to God as you would your best friend, you must pray according to His will. This simply means praying what is written in God’s Word.

In order to receive answers to your prayers, it is important to make sure that you are praying what God has already said. In other words, you must speak His language. When you pray, don’t make the mistake of dwelling on the problem and spending most of your time telling God what’s not going right in your life; He knows what you are going through. The best thing to do is search the scriptures and pray the solution He’s already provided in the Bible.

For example, if you’re suffering from a sickness, don’t confess that you’re sick by saying, “I’m sick.” Instead, confess your healing by saying to yourself and others, “According to Isaiah 53:5, by His stripes I am healed.” When speaking directly to God, make it personal by praying, “Lord, Your Word says, ‘[Christ] was wounded for [my] transgressions, He was bruised for [my] iniquities: the chastisement of [my] peace was upon Him; and with his stripes [I am] healed.’ Therefore I believe I’ve received my healing in Jesus’ Name!” This prayer will get results when it is spoken in faith.

Also, you must enter prayer believing that everything you are seeking from God—healing, salvation, eternal life, deliverance and prosperity—have already been given to you through the authority of the name of Jesus. John 16:23 in the Amplified Bible says:

And when that time comes, you will ask nothing of Me [you will need to ask Me no questions]. I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that My Father will grant you whatever you ask in My name [as presenting all that I am].

If you are a Christian, Jesus has given you the right to use His name to make requests of the Father. The name of Jesus is your “claim ticket” to the promises of God. Just like the claim ticket you receive to pick up your item when you make a purchase at certain stores, it gives you access to the Father’s blessings. In the name of Jesus, you can go boldly to the throne of grace and obtain all that Jesus has already purchased for you as a result of His death, burial and resurrection.

When you endorse your prayers with the name of Jesus, the Father responds to you in the same way that He responds to His Son. Every prayer Jesus prayed was answered! You too can have every prayer answered by believing in the authority of the name of Jesus. Make a decision today that you will never end a prayer without first obtaining your claim ticket—the name of Jesus!

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Thanksgiving: A Key to Abundance, by: Creflo Dollar

Thanksgiving: A Key to Abundance - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesAuthor: Creflo Dollar

What would you do with more money than you could possibly spend in your lifetime? Even if you didn’t want the money for yourself, what would you do for others if you had the means? Would you buy houses and other assets for your parents and siblings? Maybe you would donate money toward finding a cure for cancer or feeding hungry children around the globe. Naturally, you would take care of your own debts and expenses, but after that, would you try to help others? Some people say they don’t need millions of dollars, but consider this: The New York Times reported that Bill Gates has contributed $25 million toward an AIDS vaccine, $50 million to fight malaria and $1 billion toward scholarships for minority students.

1. Living a lifestyle of thanksgiving will position you to receive the same kind of abundance.

Having an excess of money and resources is particularly convenient when disaster strikes. After Hurricane Katrina devastated parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast in August, for example, Oprah Winfrey immediately launched a Web site featuring a gift registry, where millions of people purchased furniture, made donations and even bought houses for Katrina victims. In addition, Oprah wrote a personal check for $10 million

2 . Not everyone will be a media mogul, but all people have the potential to maximize their gifts and achieve some degree of success and wealth. Would you prefer to remain average, only considering your own goals and dreams, or become extraordinary—the kind of person who touches lives at every opportunity?

Your happiness, health and wealth are important to God. Think about your life for a minute. What would you change? What, if anything, is missing? Is it peace of mind? Maybe you haven’t been truly happy in quite some time. Do you desire love and companionship? Are there certain health challenges that you wish didn’t exist? Prosperity is God’s promise to solve every problem in your life. That’s how much He loves you. Now that’s something to be thankful for!

When someone says, “God loves you,” it’s not an exaggeration or a cliché. He cares about everything—even the smallest details of your life. He has a plan to make sure you receive more than enough of everything you need and desire so that you’ll be satisfied and able to help others. As we give thanks this holiday season, many of us are believing God for the overflow in every area of our lives, especially in our finances. But if we don’t praise God for what we have, we shouldn’t expect to receive more!

Your attitude determines your progress. Be thankful for all the ways God has blessed you. Once you show gratitude for what you already have, God gives more! There is a specific path that leads to your abundance, and your assignment in life is to discover that path and stay on it. You must choose between living a mediocre life that is marked by constant struggles and inadequacy, and a lavish life with more than enough health, happiness, joy, success, fulfillment and yes, even money.

Close your eyes and picture your future. If you see yourself lonely, sick or slaving over work that you hate while barely making ends meet, then your life is headed in the wrong direction. Your vision for the future should match God’s plan for you—He’s already made preparations for your complete satisfaction and fulfillment. Today, you can begin to pursue the love, wealth, enjoyment and empowerment you deserve by adjusting your attitude and embracing God’s promises on prosperity. Your future is worth the effort it takes to change the way you think. Every day, begin to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. God will reward you for it!

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Creflo Dollar: Go Out With A Bang

Go Out With A Bang - Creflo Dollar - Creflo Dollar MinistriesAuthor: Creflo Dollar

Weight loss! Debt freedom! Attitude adjustments! Each New Year compels you to renovate your life in exciting new ways. But before you unveil a long list of new resolutions, take the end of this year to assess the progress you’ve made toward fulfilling your old ones. Learning where you may have slacked off will give you the knowledge you need to decide what to revisit in the future.

Self–evaluation is probably the most beneficial step you can take to improve the condition of your life. Until you honestly look at the areas that need improvement, you will make no progress. Take a personal inventory of previous goals you have set for yourself. Have you accomplished or come close to accomplishing them? Did you procrastinate, choosing instead to engage in discussions and planning with little to no action? If you seldom get around to following through on things, make a decision to change—and stick to it. In the areas where you did make progress, invest the time for some positive reinforcement and celebrate your accomplishments! Treat yourself to something special and thank God for helping you to advance toward your goals.

  1. Once you’ve assessed your current status, you’re ready to reset your goals. Ask the Lord to direct you in setting realistic checkpoints. Following are some keys to assist you in your journey in the upcoming year:
  2. Identify and write down your goals (Habakkuk 2:2–3). List long–term goals, then decide on short–term, or “mini,” goals for your checkpoints.
  3. Create a plan of action that enables you to move toward your goals. Give yourself rewards for reaching them.
  4. Gather the necessary resources and materials that you may need. Educate yourself about what it takes to get the job done (Hosea 4:6).
  5. Set a time frame in which to complete them.
  6. Make a genuine effort each day to do something that will bring you closer to realizing your goals.

Organization is another important key to successfully fulfilling what you desire to accomplish. You may want to invest in a daily or monthly planner to help keep yourself on task in certain areas. Write everything down and document your progress. And don’t get discouraged if you miss a checkpoint—they’re meant as points to check your progress! Instead, reevaluate your plan of action and use the experience and knowledge you’ve gained to spur you on to greater heights.

Whether your goals include maintaining a healthier and more fit body, getting your finances in order or taking up a new hobby or interest, make sure you are diligent and put your heart into your endeavors. Stay focused on the desired outcome—success and increase—so that by the time the next New Year’s Eve rolls around, you’ll have a reason to celebrate!

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